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Sagittarius 13: A widow's past brought to light

Sagittarius 13: A widow's past brought to light

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Sagittarius 13: A widow's past brought to light
T h e w o r d w i dow de s c e n d s f r o m t h e In d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t w ei dh - , “ t o d i v i d e , s e p a ra t e . ” P a r on y m s i n c l u d e a s d o t h e w o r d s

de vi s e , di vi de , a n d de vi c e . 1
T h e w o r d p ast d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e IE ro o t p et e- w h i c h m e a n s “ t o sp r e a d. ” 2 P a r on y m s i n c l u d e f at h o m , p at e n t, p a ce , p an dy ( t o s t r i k e o n t h e op e n
Sagittarius 13: A widow's past brought to light
T h e w o r d w i dow de s c e n d s f r o m t h e In d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t w ei dh - , “ t o d i v i d e , s e p a ra t e . ” P a r on y m s i n c l u d e a s d o t h e w o r d s

de vi s e , di vi de , a n d de vi c e . 1
T h e w o r d p ast d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e IE ro o t p et e- w h i c h m e a n s “ t o sp r e a d. ” 2 P a r on y m s i n c l u d e f at h o m , p at e n t, p a ce , p an dy ( t o s t r i k e o n t h e op e n

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Sagittarius 13: A widow's past brought to light
The word
widow
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
weidh-
, “to divide,separate.”
Paronyms include as do the words
devise, divide 
, and
device 
.
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 The word
past
descends from the IE root 
pete-
 
which means “to spread.”
2
Paronymsinclude
fathom, patent, pace, pandy 
(to strikeon the open palm of the hand with a cane orstrap for punishment at school),
 pass,compass, expand, passage, passport, spawn, petal, paella, pan, patina 
(a plate, usually of gold or silver, that is used to hold the host during the celebration of the Eucharist)
 , patina 
(the sheen on anysurface, produced by age and use; a shiny surface that develops on woodor leather over a period of time)
 ,
and
 petasos 
(a wide-brimmed hat wornby ancient Greeks and Romans; the winged hat of Hermes).The word
brought 
is the adverbial form of the adjective
furtive 
whichdescends from the IE root 
bher-1
, “to carry; also to bear children.”
3
 Paronyms include
amphor, anaphora, bear, barrow, birth, bore, bring,burden, burial, burly, confer, defer, differ, euphoria, ferret, forbear,fortune, furtive, infer, metaphor, offer, prefer, proffer, refer, suffer,
and
transfer 
.The word
light
descends from the IE root 
leuk
, “light, brightness.”
4
 Paronyms include
lightning, lux, Lucifer, lucent, luster, illustrate,
and
 pellucid.
 
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 972 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 673 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 104 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 49

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